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AB 3135 (Frazier) Traffic Safety: State Funding

Position:Watch
Status:Vetoed by Governor
Summary:
Would establish as a first priority the use of motor vehicle revenues deposited into the Motor Vehicle Account for the state administration and enforcement of laws regulating the use, operation, or registration of vehicles used on the public streets and highways of this state, including the enforcement of traffic and vehicle laws by state agencies. The bill would provide that any remaining balance in the Motor Vehicle Account, after fulfilling the first-priority responsibilities, may be used for other authorized purposes under the California Constitution.

 

Comments:

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 3135 without my signature.

This bill requires the annual Governor's budget, each year for the next five years, to include funding and position authority for additional California Highway Patrol officers. The bill also requires the first priority for Motor Vehicle Account revenues to be the administration and enforcement of laws regulating the use, operation, or registration of vehicles used on streets and highways, including the enforcement of traffic and vehicle laws.

This bill mandates a specific proposal be included in the annual Governor's Budget, which limits the next Governor's discretion in setting forth priorities in this area. Given the bill's ongoing fiscal impact, the annual budget process is the appropriate venue to evaluate this issue.

Sincerely,


Edmund G. Brown Jr.

More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:September 27, 2018